Association of symptoms of insomnia and sleep parameters among kidney transplant recipients

Ronai, Katalin Z., Szentkiralyi, Andras, Lazar, Alpar S., Lazar, Zsolt I., Papp, Istvan, Gombos, Ferenc, Zoller, Rezso, Czira, Maria E., Lindner, Anett V., Mucsi, Istvan, Bodizs, Robert, Molnar, Miklos Z. and Novak, Marta (2017) Association of symptoms of insomnia and sleep parameters among kidney transplant recipients. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 99. pp. 95-104. ISSN 0022-3999

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Objective: Insomnia complaints are frequent among kidney transplant (kTx) recipients and are associated with fatigue, depression, lower quality of life and increased morbidity. However, it is not known if subjective insomnia symptoms are associated with objective parameters of sleep architecture. Thus, we analyze the association between sleep macrostructure and EEG activity versus insomnia symptoms among kTx recipients. Methods: Participants (n1 = 100) were selected from prevalent adult transplant recipients (n0 = 1214) followed at a single institution. Insomnia symptoms were assessed by the Athens Insomnia Scale (AIS) and standard overnight polysomnography was performed. In a subgroup of patients (n2 = 56) sleep microstructure was also analyzed with power spectral analysis. Results: In univariable analysis AIS score was not associated with sleep macrostructure parameters (sleep latency, total sleep time, slow wave sleep, wake after sleep onset), nor with NREM and REM beta or delta activity in sleep microstructure. In multivariable analysis after controlling for covariables AIS score was independently associated with the proportion of slow wave sleep (β = 0.263; CI: 0.026–0.500) and REM beta activity (β = 0.323; CI = 0.041–0.606) (p < 0.05 for both associations). Conclusions: Among kTx recipients the severity of insomnia symptoms is independently associated with higher proportion of slow wave sleep and increased beta activity during REM sleep but not with other parameters sleep architecture. The results suggest a potential compensatory sleep protective mechanism and a sign of REM sleep instability associated with insomnia symptoms among this population.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: beta activity,insomnia,kidney transplant recipients,polysomnography,sleep architecture,slow wave sleep
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Research Groups > Dementia & Complexity in Later Life
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Research Centres > Lifespan Health
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Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2017 05:08
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2023 01:59
DOI: 10.1016/j.jpsychores.2017.05.019


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